With the rise in the social media, we are continuously seeing people are giving more significance to branding. The branding starts from the Facebook Cover, personalized twitter background, but that’s not all. While sharing anything on their social profile most of the top companies always prefer small URLs instead of Long Tail URLs. For example, BuySellads uses “bsa.ly”. If your site is hosted at Blogger.com, then we have good news for you. To get a slim small URL for your content, there is no need to rely on a Third-party URL shorting services. Fortunately, Google provides a Free-to-use URL shorting service that does the job quite brilliantly. Therefore, today in this article, we will Show How to Create Short URLs for your Blogger.com Blog Posts?
Why to use the Google URL Shortener?
People often share lots of links online. With character limits in tweets, you do not get enough room to say what’s in your mind. In this situation, Small URLs provides you the room to express your thoughts within the same Status update or tweet. Following are the few perks of this service.
- Stability: One of the most reliable services with almost 100% uptime.
- Speed: With high speed Google server, it loads URLS quicker than anyone service (in a few milliseconds).
- Security: Sends warning and notifications if URL points to Malware or phishing or spam website.
- Analytics: Not only tracks the number of Clicks on your link but also provide the geographical details or the user.
How to Create Short URLs with Google URL Shortener?
First go to http://goo.gl and Login into your Gmail Account, which will allow you to track the number of clicks that you are getting on a certain URL. Once done, proceed to the next step.
Now just enter the Post URL or any other URL in the address bar (input box) at the top of the page and press the “Shorten URL” button. On pressing the blue “Shorten URL” button, a new window will slide out, and it will provide you a short URL somewhat like goo.gl/QoSaR. Consider the following screenshot.
Your short URL is ready, and it can be used on any social platforms i.e. Twitter, Facebook, and etc. to test whether the URL is working well or not, copy that Small URL and paste it into the address bar of your browser and Hit enter. On pressing enter, you will notice that Short URL will automatically redirect you to the Long URL that you just shorten few moments a go.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How to Track Number of Clicks or Visits?
To track the number of visits, you first have to login into your Gmail account which you used while creating a small URL. After logging in, go to goo.gl and on the bottom of the page you will notice all the Long URLS which you shorten through Google URL Shortener. From the list, select any Long URL which you want to Track and Press “Details” to get access to the comprehensive tracking Report. It will not only Display the number of visitors but would also provide their other details i.e. Browser, Referring URL, country and operating system.
How many Short URLs I can Create?
You can generate unlimited Small URLs using Google URL Shortener service. There is no limitation in this free-to-use service.